About 21 Royal Highland Fusiliers
21 Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada Army Cadet Corps (21 RHFC ACC) is open to youth age 12-18. We meet once a week during the school year where you will learn citizenship, leadership, drill, effective speaking, outdoor survival, air rifle shooting, play sports and much more.
Plus, we have additional weekends for bush exercises, competitions, trips and a variety of other fun experiences.
On top of all this, during the summer, cadets have the opportunity to go to a variety of summer camps and expeditions. Courses range from 2 to 7 weeks and include basic training, introductory and advanced courses in leadership and instruction, drill and ceremonial, outdoor adventure, sports and fitness and the Canadian Forces basic parachutist course. There are also international exchanges for select cadets to places like Australia, South Korea and Scotland.
As if this wasn't enough incentive, a number of cadet activities also qualify as community service for school. Can it get any better? Who else gets to have fun AND do their schoolwork at the same time?
The White Hackle
Each year, cadets across the country stand vigil at their local cenotaph, in memory of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the name of Canada. This year, 21 is reviving the tradition that has been lost at our corps over the years. We will be posting cadets for one hour shifts through out the night starting at 20:00hrs (8:00pm) November 10th ending at the commencement of the regular services on November 11.
As part of the White Hackle, we’re going to help bridge the gap so that cadets are better aware of the leadership at the Regiment. In this edition, we’d like to introduce the Incoming Commanding Officer of the Highland Fusiliers, Lieutenant-Colonel Steve Coe.
This Tuesday, October 2, we will be welcoming new members to the 21 Army Cadets Pipes and Drums band.
Support Army Cadets
Army Cadets are a not-for-profit organization supported, but not funded, by the Canadian Armed Forces. We depend on the generosity of the community to help make these opportunities available to our youth. Every dollar helps to keep the Cambridge Army Cadets a vibrant, community based, youth organization.